Associate II Database Administrator
IHS Markit
6d ago

Multi Technology DBA enabling the development lifecycle across IHS Markit's diverse database estate.A challenging role that provides exposure to the finance industry, IT Information Library (ITIL), Real Application Clusters, Automatic Storage Management, Enterprise Manager, and Recovery Manager.

The predominant database is Oracle Enterprise Edition 12CR1

You will be a vital part of a dynamic and experienced DBA team sharing support, ideas, and experience across the globe.The team provide 24 / 7 support for Oracle, MongoDB and PostgreSQL and this is expected to expand.

It does NOT include SQL Server.

As a member of Database Services, you will have the opportunity to improve IHS Markit’s database release processes, define new standards, and have an active role in shaping the services provided by the team.

Duties & accountabilities

Execute Change releases

Oracle RAC, Grid Infrastructure, and standalone database deployments

Oracle Grid Infrastructure and Database patching and upgrades

Perform proactive checks on production servers

Support development lifecycle through backup / restore operations

Resource capacity planning (CPU, memory, IO, storage)

Provide production support to IHS Markit’s critical Oracle database applications

Support of MongoD and PostGres databases


12CR1 Oracle Database and Grid Infrastructure experience

Solid SQL & PL / SQL scripting

Oracle upgrade experience

Oracle Recovery Manager (backup and restore) experience

Oracle Data Guard (Broker and non-Broker)

Linux shell scripting

Microsoft and Linux O / S proficiency

Oracle user provisioning and management

Self-starter who can work with little supervision

Education and experience

University graduate or equivalent, preferably in a computing degree

2-4 years experience as an Oracle DBA

Experience with global teams and being managed remotely

Past experience liaising with business and development groups

Oracle OCA certification preferable

Previous adherence to change control policies

Commercial awareness

Experience in a company with agreed Service Level Agreements to internal business units or external clients

Management requirements

No prior management experience necessary as no management in the role

Personal impact

Willingness to collaborate and develop others

Ability to work with minimal supervision

Displays energy, drive and stamina

Open minded, flexible and willing to adapt to changing situations

Focused on delivery

Ability to influence others in a positive manner


Ability to communicate with both technical and business people in a language they understand is essential, both written and verbal


There is a strong ethic of support and collaboration within the DBA team and the candidate should be able to fit in seamlessly.

Must be able to work effectively with other Operations groups (network, server, storage, development) in executing responsibilities

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